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Norwood Community Garden

Our mission is to support and facilitate the development of a community garden for residents of Marietta, Ohio with particular focus on the Norwood Neighborhood.  We will encourage children, students, parents, and seniors to work and learn together to achieve a healthy sustainable community garden.  The first year we will provide 30, 4 ft. x 20ft. raised garden plots.  Large families or groups may manage more than one plot.  Jubilee Gardens and Marietta in Bloom volunteers will provide classes for all age groups as well as individual instruction when needed.  The garden will promote self reliance among families as well as provide healthy food to students attending the neighborhood school, Phillips Elementary as well as the Head Start Center next door to the garden.  Most of the volunteers involved in this project come from the Norwood neighborhood.  This is a stable, working class, low income community located a few blocks from Marietta College and one mile from the center of town.  57% of the children attending Norwood’s neighborhood school, Phillips Elementary, are eligible for free and reduced school meals.  The garden will provide Phillips students with fresh vegetables which comply with USDA school meal and snack requirements.  Bordering the garden is the Jane Edwards Head Start Center.  The close proximity of these schools offers easy access to students and parents wishing to participate in the work and educational opportunities being offered.   A portion of the produce grown will be donated to Norwood United Methodist Church Community Meals and Harvest of Hope which supplies food to local food pantries.

Where it's at:

900 Green Street
Marietta, OH 45750
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

2400

Garden beneficiaries:

families and food insecure people

Number of people reached:

200

What this project needs:

funds
seeds
volunteer labor
gardening books

Project leaders:

James M. Couts
Diane Bruno

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606